Wednesday, December 23
SCOPE (ABC, 10:30-11 p.m.).* "This Way to Santa," a documentary on a Santa Claus who spends most of the year lonely and drifting but gets into his red suit each Christmas for the children.
Thursday, December 24
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES (ABC, 11:15 p.m.-midnight). Episcopal services from the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan; (NBC, midnight-l:45 a.m.), Mass from St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan; (CBS, midnight1 a.m.), from St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Manhattan; (ABC, midnight1 a.m.), Mass from the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.